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Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.
Tanya M. Odom is a global consultant and Executive Coach who focuses on issues of civil rights, human rights, equity, and diversity. She loves sunsets, and playdates, and has a not so secret admiration for Wonder Woman.

Entries by Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

The Impact and Lasting Legacy of Ferguson, Missouri and Michael Brown

(5) Comments | Posted November 22, 2014 | 5:05 PM

As we wait for the grand jury decision about Michael Brown's death, I cannot help but wonder how we understand, process and respect the differences in the legacy and imprint of his death and the protests and unrest in Ferguson Missouri, and how different these tragedies are seen/felt by many...

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Seeing the Humanity of "The Other"

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 3:23 PM

The last days of Summer are here. "Back-to-school" energy is the in the air.

Like many of you, my Facebook timeline is filled with "Back-to-school" posts. We see and hear stories about the first days of school, school shopping, the buying of books, and the concern, hope, and joy, for...

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Reflecting on the "Small Things" With Big Impact

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 2:14 PM

I have been dreaming about sitting on a beach lately. It is a vision complete with sand, beautiful water, limited technology use, and nice people. Yes, nice people.

This may sound naïve to some, but I am sure I have some people reading this giving me a virtual high five...

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What Happens When Wonder Woman Gets Sick?

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 4:33 PM

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection" - Buddha

In today's hyper-connected and fast-paced global world, we are all moving, hustling and working a lot.

Many of us are committed to work-life balance and work-life fit, but face the challenge of...

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The Essential 'Carry On' of Mindfulness

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 9:11 AM

Mindfulness is non-judgmental, moment-to-moment awareness.


This post is part of a series on Cultivating Leadership Presence through Mindfulness. We are happy to announce the opening of registration for an early April, New York-based Mindful Leadership Retreat. For details, visit

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Redefining Leadership

(1) Comments | Posted June 16, 2013 | 3:24 PM

As many at the Third Metric conference have stated, traditional models of success have often focused on money and power, with the related components of individual ambition, advancement and even popularity. Challenging traditional notions of success offers us an opportunity to incorporate and value a diverse chorus of...

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